Hannum Happenings Parent Edition

August 23, 2022

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Thank You!

Well, we are almost at it for one whole week! Gosh, it was so great to see all the kids at supply drop off on the 16th! It was even better to see them on the first day of school! The big smiles are everything to us. We have had a great first week and we want to thank you for sharing your children with us. We love them like they are our own and we always want to do right by them.
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No Dogs Allowed

I have a dog. I love him very much...so this has nothing to do with me not liking animals :) Please keep your animals at home or in the car when dropping off or picking up students. We have had a number of people coming onto Hannum grounds with their furry friends. We just cannot allow it. Dogs can get excitable and escape (it's happened before!) and then we really have chaos at dismissal or arrival. This is is addition to some children being afraid of dogs or have allergies. Thank you for your understanding of this policy.
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Traffic

Now that everyone will be coming back to school, our traffic issues will return as well. Please see the attached map for where to drop off and where you can park if you want to get out and walk your child to their line.

Here are some reminders for helping us get kids in and out of school safely:

  • PLEASE pull up as far as you can go when you are letting students out of the car.
  • PLEASE do not park across the street and have kids run across to get either to the school or back to your car.
  • PLEASE be patient as kids are getting out of the car.
  • PLEASE do not block the entrance and exit of the school parking lots and
  • PLEASE do not park in the driveway of St. Germaine School. (You may pull into the spots in their parking lot, but do not park in the driveway.)
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Tripp Avenue Concerns

Please do not block the driveways of our neighbors when you are dropping off your children. We work very hard to be a good neighbor to the houses and church and school next to us. I had heard of an incident where someone couldn't get out of their driveway. When they asked the Hannum parent if they could move up, our parent refused and said it was just another few minutes. Please think how you would feel if you couldn't get out of your driveway when you want to. Yes it is only a few minutes, but they have every right to be able to get in and out of their driveway. Thank you again for your kindness to everyone.
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Dismissal of Siblings

At the beginning of the school year, we always have requests for older siblings to walk through the building to be dismissed with a younger siblings classroom. This creates a chaotic dismissal especially with our K and 1st grade students and their teachers. This is the grade where the children need more supervision and adding kids to the mix isn't fair to those teachers or the students.


Older siblings can walk around the outside of school to the K/1 doors OR if you are not comfortable with that, they can wait with their teacher until you make your way around to them. I know this is inconvenient, but it does work. Thank you for your understanding.

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Breakfast and Lunch

Our school will be serving nutritious breakfast and lunch every school day. If you qualify, you can receive free or reduced lunches. Please call the office if you need information about how to qualify. The cost of breakfast is $1.50 and the cost of lunch is $3.05.


BREAKFAST will be served in the main hall of our school beginning at 8:10-8:25am. Students will enjoy their breakfast in our multi-purpose room and then will go to their line to start the day.

LUNCH will be ordered with your child's classroom teacher every morning. Students will be able to choose from 2 choices. Students can also bring a home lunch and only order a milk. Milk only is 60 cents and students can choose white or chocolate. You can add money to your child's meal account through Skyward. https://www.d123.org/departments/operations/lunch-menus


DOUBLE LUNCH Many of our older students like to order a double lunch. I ask if they have permission and they say they do... then parents are surprised that the lunch balance goes down so quickly. I have told our 4th and 5th grade students that they need to have permission to do this, so please speak to your children about this.


LUNCH TIMES:

Grade 5 eats from 11:00-11:25

Grades 3 and 4 eat from 11:25-11:50

Kindergarten eats from 11:55-12:20

Grades 1 and 2 eat from 12:20-12:45


Click the link below for a visual on how our lunch procedures work.

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Lunch Procedures

Lunch Procedure Visual

HELP WANTED!!

Are you going to miss your kids while they are at school? We are in need of help supervising our students during lunch and recess. This is a perfect part time job for someone who just wants to work a few hours a day and enjoys spending time with kids during their favorite time of the day! Come and join our team! The hours are from 10:45-12:45 every school day. Click on the button below to fill out an application today!

PTA News

Mark your calendars and join us on Friday, September 16th from 5:30-7:30 for our annual Welcome Back Bears Block Party! Come out and play some games, eat some food (hot dog and other consessions will be sold), and listen to some music while meeting up with old friends and making new ones! This is a free event but all children must be accompanied by an adult.


We are also looking for parents to help at this event. Check out our Sign Up Genius link below and see how!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4EAEAE2EA4FEC70-welcome
Hannum Traffic Map

Please note the drop off locations and where you are allowed to park and get out of your car.

Hannum Attendance Procedures

Please call your student in absent before 8:30am